This post was co-authored by Hannah Reed, Tavneet Suri, and Emily Sylvia.

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Agriculture remains central to improving standards of living in low- and middle-income countries and reducing extreme poverty and hunger. A large body of research, some of which was funded through our Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative, documents the importance…

This post, written by Stephanie Bonds, a 6th year PhD candidate at the University of California, Berkeley, describes the results of an informational intervention for Kenyan students and parents, as part of a CEGA supported project. Bonds is on the job market in the 2021–2022 academic year.

Student-Parent-Teacher Meeting in Busia, Kenya | Stephanie Bonds

While primary school…

Investigating Local Welfare Information in Small, Rural Communities in Central Java

Carly Trachtman is a 6th year PhD candidate at the University of California, Berkeley. She will be on the job market in the 2021–2022 year.

A participant uses the cards to make a welfare ranking of other families in her community. | Adib

Researchers and development practitioners often believe small, rural villages throughout the developing world are tightly-knit communities where everybody knows everything about their neighbors. Notably, we…

Researchers and the County of Denver test the impact of outreach that aims to reduce the stigma associated with a temporary rental assistance program and encourage take-up among the most vulnerable.

Jessica Lasky-Fink (PhD candidate, UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy), Elizabeth Linos (Assistant Professor of Public Policy, UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy), and Kristina Hallez (Program Manager, Psychology and Economics of Poverty Initiative, CEGA) share results from a randomized intervention aimed at increasing the take-up of temporary…

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